Flexible PVC Pipe
Flexible PVC Pipe from Pipe Xpress Inc.
Strong and versatile, PVC is one of the most frequently used materials for transporting liquids. But few PVC pipes have the true ease and versatility of flexible PVC pipe. Unlike rigid pipes, a flexible pipe does not require a connector to make a sharp turn. Instead, it can be bent into the needed shape and installed into places where rigid pipes and connectors won’t fit.
Flexible PVC pipe provides convenience with all the benefits of traditional PVC. At Pipe Xpress Inc., we have the flex pipe to fit every project with a range of sizes and options. Whether you need a solution for a tight corner in your plumbing layout or are looking for a simpler installation, our flexible PVC fits a diverse range of uses.
Pipe Xpress Inc. is based in West Chester, and offers both pickup and delivery, serving customers across the Greater Philadelphia region. Outside of our service area, we are able to ship PVC pipes and accessories throughout the continental United States.
Start your order here on our site or call us at (610)-918-7120 for personalized assistance.
Benefits of Our Flex Pipe at Pipe Xpress
PVC is the material of choice in many residential, commercial, and municipal applications due to its durability, strength, and low cost. Our thermoplastic piping is rust-proof and UV resistant, enabling it to be used indoors or outdoors, including underground without any wearing on necessary maintenance.
PVC pipes can also transport wastewater, chemical substances, and more. The versatility of PVC and its ready availability makes it popular across many industries.
Manufacturing flexible PVC uses the same PVC resin but incorporates an internal helix to create a pipe that bends and can be easily manipulated. Unlike rigid pipes that must use connectors to navigate around turns, flexible PVC can simply bend around corners without needing PVC fittings that would crowd a tight space and require a more complex plumbing layout.
Because of this flexibility, these pipes can be used where rigid PVC will not fit or would be complicated to install. This is perfect for hard-to-reach places that need pipes – hot tub, hot water dispenser, and pools.
In addition to all the benefits of traditional rigid PVC pipe, the premium quality flexible pipes we offer are also:
- Easy to Install – Flexible PVC can be laid quickly. There is no need to get into a small space when flexible piping can be inserted for a more convenient access point. You can also avoid having to cut individual pipes and connect them with fittings and PVC cement.
- Certified Safe – Our flexible PVC pipes meet standards set forth by IAPMO, ANSI, NSF, and the FSA to be nontoxic and safe for use in transporting drinking water.
- High Capacity – The interior of flex pipe has a smooth bond and thinner walls than rigid PVC means that water can flow easily through the pipe, providing a steady flow at a constant pressure.
- Temperature Resistant – Flexible PVC can be used with water temperatures ranging from approximately -10 to 150 degrees Fahrenheit, a far wider range than rigid PVC. This makes it suitable for more climates and uses, although higher temperatures do reduce the pressure resistance.
- Resistant to Kinking or Collapse – The tough helix design of flexible PVC pipe means it will not kink or collapse after installation and assists in maintaining its pressure rating.
Flexible PVC can be used in place of rigid PVC for a convenient installation. Many projects use flexible PVC in conjunction with rigid pipes to complete an entire system that is both cost-efficient and quickly implemented.
Where Flexible PVC Pipe Is Used
As either the sole type of piping or connected to a layout of rigid pipes, flexible PVC is used in a range of applications. It can be installed in cement, encased behind walls or ceilings, or placed underground. It can also be left exposed, although it is best to leave it out of direct sunlight to extend its lifetime.
Flexible PVC pipe works best for low pressure applications. Depending on the pipe dimensions and temperature of water carried through the pipe, pressure ratings have a maximum of between 60 and 100 psi on average.
This makes it suitable for:
- Pools and Spas
Outside of these uses, the pressure rating of flexible PVC encompasses most residential applications, but commercial and industrial properties often require a more robust piping system.
These means that we find flexible PVC is most often used by:
- Plumbers – Flexible PVC is suitable for both water supply and drainage while the flexibility enables these pipes to be adapted to new and existing layouts in residential properties.
- Landscapers – For sprinklers or irrigation systems, flexible PVC can be quickly installed, saving you time in the process. The PVC’s non-corrosive properties also means it can withstand the underground installation.
- Pool Builders – In recent years, flexible PVC has become a material of choice for the plumbing needed for pools, spas, and hot tubs.
Flexible PVC can also replace rigid Schedule 40 PVC pipe in low pressure settings in other industries such as aquaculture, water treatment, and some manufacturing plants.
Sizing Options for Flexible PVC Pipe
Flexible PVC pipe is sold in rolls of 25, 50, or 100 feet depending on the amount needed for your project, and cutting it to size is easily done on site or we can provide PVC cutting services in-house.
For diameter, flexible PVC uses the same standard measurements as rigid PVC piping such as Schedule 40 and Schedule 80.
We provide flexible PVC in sizes that include:
- ½ inch
- ¾ inch
- 1 inch
- 1 ½ inch
- 2 inch, and More
Pipes with larger dimensions up to 6 inches are available on the market as well. If your project requires a special diameter of flexible PVC piping that you cannot find on our site, we may be able to special order the product you need from our manufacturers.
The narrowest pipe will reasonably bend with a radius of about 4 inches to conform to the corners where it is installed.
Flex pipe is technically a Schedule 40 PVC pipe, meaning the dimensions of the outside diameter are the same as rigid pipes of comparable nominal size. These pipes can be used with Schedule 40 fittings, and all flexible pipes have a socket end type. This makes it possible to couple flexible PVC to a traditional Schedule 40 PVC system with PVC cement in any areas where you need to run pipes through tight or hard to reach spots.
Why Order Your Flexible PVC Pipes from Pipe Express?
Pipe Xpress is the leading supplier of flexible PVC pipe, Schedule 40 PVC, Schedule 80 PVC, and fittings for every piping system. We’ve been in business since 2001, serving clients and industries of all types from our West Chester, PA location. We consistently maintain a wide selection of pipes and pipe accessories, including multiple options of all the most in demand piping types.
Behind our inventory is our commitment to customer satisfaction. Our team is dedicated to getting you the right pipes for every project or need, and to making the process fast and convenient. In our local area, we provide personal delivery within 45 miles of West Chester. We also offer shipping across the country, making us the number one distributor of flexible PVC piping near you no matter where you are located.
Through our website, we bring our extensive inventory and our expertise to customers nationwide. Look through the flexible PVC pipes and alternatives we offer or call our team to ask any questions.
On both our site and when speaking with our team, you can expect:
- Quality Brands – With 20 years of experience in the industry, we know how to spot quality. We only offer flexible PVC pipe from the manufacturers we trust, working directly with them to get you piping that will last for years.
- Expert Guidance – Many companies will sell you piping, but few will take the time to learn about your project and make suggestions as to the most effective and affordable solutions. Our team is available anytime to share our knowledge and recommendations about flexible PVC and other pipe options for your industry.
- Competitive Pricing – High quality pipes do not have to come at a premium price. Our business model gets the pipes you need directly from the manufacturer to you without markups so that the right piping is within your budget.
Our flexible PVC pipe is increasingly popular and a solid alternative when you need a pipe that is easy to install, long lasting, and within your budget.
Contact us today at (610)-918-7120 to learn more about the advantages of flexible PVC pipe and determine if it will work for you.